- Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences, UC Irvine
- Disease Oriented Team for Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Malignancies at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Endocrinology
Dr. Murray Korc received his M.D. degree in 1974 from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He completed internal medicine residency training at Albany Medical Center Hospital in 1977. In 1979, he received training in endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also obtained post-doctoral training in the physiology of the pancreas, mechanisms of insulin action, and pancreas gene regulation by insulin. He is a former chairman of Medicine at Dartmouth where he was a member of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and an Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Medicine. In 2011, Dr. Korc relocated to Indiana University where he served as the inaugural Myles Brand Chair in Cancer Research and inaugural Director of the Pancreatic Cancer Signature Center.
Dr. Korc relocated to the University of California, Irvine in 2019 and is active in pancreas research and a member in several national and international societies. He is a former president of the American Pancreas Association, an organization devoted to research in pancreatic disorders. His NIH-funded research has focused on mechanisms of action of growth factors and their receptors in pancreatic carcinogenesis, the connections between diabetes and pancreatic cancer, and the intersections between acute and chronic pancreatitis and diabetes. Dr. Korc is a former NIH MERIT awardee and has approximately 300 publications in peer reviewed journals and approximately 100 book chapters, review articles, and commentaries. He is an active member of clinical and research societies, and serves on several Editorial Boards.